Kanepi Beats Schiavone, Moves to Quarterfinals
19 October (ERR)
Kaia Kanepi (WTA 43) defeated Italian Francesca Schiavone (WTA 12) in Moscow today, landing the Estonian tennis heroine in the quarterfinals. The game, ending 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, lasted 2 hours and 43 minutes.
Schiavone was at her career's best game earlier this year, ranking fourth on the WTA's list.
In 2010, she won the French Open and made it into the quarterfinals at the US Open. This year, her best results have been second place in the French Open and reaching the quarterfinals in the Australian Open.
Having played against Schiavone on five occasions, Kanepi's only victory was in 2006. They met earlier this year at the Eastbourne tournament.
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